Recycling Victoria Councils Fund Grants – Funded projects

Last updated: 8 April 2022
Number of recipients to date: 25
Total funding awarded to date: $1,485,000
All projects to be completed by: September 2023

Details of recipients of Recycling Victoria Councils Fund grants. The grants funded projects that support local government and alpine resort management boards in reducing waste to landfill and transitioning towards a circular economy.

For background, view the Recycling Victoria Councils Fund guidelines.

Fund recipients

Round 1

Alpine Shire Council

Stream 1: Feasibility (Researching waste management at events in north-east Victoria to determine the most effective ways to reduce waste related to tourism).

Funding: $30,000

Bayside City Council

Stream 1: Feasibility (Undertaking research into the feasibility of establishing a repair and re-use centre).

Funding: $20,000

City of Ballarat

Stream 1: Feasibility (Developing a materials flow analysis to create a roadmap for progress towards a circular economy in Ballarat city and surrounding suburbs).

Funding: $20,000

City of Darebin

Stream 1: Feasibility (Undertaking research into the feasibility of establishing a textile recycling facility).

Funding: $20,000

City of Darebin

Stream 2: Implementation (Identifying the most efficient ways to reduce waste from apartment buildings going to landfill via a pilot involving 60 multi-unit dwellings across 10 metropolitan municipalities).

Funding: $120,000

City of Greater Geelong

Stream 1: Feasibility (Creating a business case for a regional waste, resource recovery and reuse hub in the Geelong region).

Funding: $80,000

City of Melbourne

Stream 1: Feasibility (Trialling an on-demand collection service for small e-waste items).

Funding: $20,000

City of Melbourne

Stream 1: Feasibility (Researching the best model for food recycling in high-rise apartment buildings).

Funding: $40,000

City of Monash

Stream 1: Feasibility (Researching the best practices of reusable nappy programs).

Funding: $80,000

City of Stonnington

Stream 1: Feasibility (Delivering a cost-benefit analysis on recycled alternatives to raw materials used in council building and infrastructure projects, to create a guide that Victorian councils can use when sourcing recycled materials).

Funding: $80,000

Corangamite Shire Council

Stream 1: Feasibility (Delivering a cost-benefit and location analysis in establishing a reuse-and-repair centre.

Funding: $20,000

East Gippsland Shire Council

Stream 1: Feasibility (Trialling the most effective composting methods to support the development of a regional composting facility).

Funding: $20,000

Mansfield Shire Council

Stream 1: Feasibility (Waste infrastructure audit assessing public street bin usage to better equip council to manage surges in waste from tourism).

Funding: $20,000

Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board

Stream 1: Feasibility (Delivering a business case for eliminating coffee cup waste at 3 alpine resorts).

Funding: $20,000

Murrindindi Shire Council

Stream 1: Feasibility (Delivering a business case for best options for a resource recovery centre to service Yea township and surrounding areas.

Funding: $20,000

Nillumbik Shire Council

Stream 1: Feasibility (Determining the most effective way to reduce food waste from small food businesses in the townships of Eltham and Diamond Creek).

Funding: $20,000

Northern Grampians Shire Council

Stream 1: Feasibility (Researching organic flows and markets to inform a business case for establishing a shared organics processing facility in the region).

Funding: $80,000

Rural City of Wangaratta

Stream 2: Implementation (Improving infrastructure to reduce contamination at the Wangaratta organics facility, 5,000-12,000tpa).

Funding: $250,000

Strathbogie Shire Council

Stream 1: Feasibility (Establishing a business case for a regional resale shop).

Funding: $10,000

Swan Hill Rural City Council

Stream 1: Feasibility (Undertaking a feasibility study for establishing a mattress recycling facility).

Funding: $20,000

Swan Hill Rural City Council

Stream 2: Implementation (Purchasing and installing stage 1 composting infrastructure).

Funding: $250,000

Wodonga City Council

Stream 1: Feasibility (Investigating the options for recycling problem materials such as polystyrene, silage wrap, textiles, mattresses and ski gear).

Funding: $35,000

Wyndham City Council

Stream 1: Feasibility (Establishing a business case for a mobile community shed to share items such as camping gear and gardening equipment).

Funding: $15,000

Wyndham City Council

Stream 2: Implementation (Establishing a new resource recovery centre to process timber, green waste, cardboard, concrete, soils and other recyclables).

Funding: $250,000

Yarra City Council

Stream 1: Feasibility (Delivering a business case for a potential ‘Yarra’s Circular Centre’ where hard rubbish can be reused, repaired and repurposed).

Funding: $20,000

Yarriambiack Shire Council

Stream 2: Implementation (Purchasing a mobile glass-crushing unit, which will be shared between 5 municipalities in the Wimmera Mallee region, to add recycled content to road projects).

Funding: $175,000

More information

This grant program is closed, but you can email us if you have any queries.